September 14, 2014

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

EVANSVILLE, IND. - Former Carterville High School standout, Adrian Brown, turned in a round of 77 (38 on the front nine and 39 on the back) Sunday to lead all John A. Logan College golfers in the opening round of the University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles Invitational.

Brown's score was noteworthy for several reasons.

First, she is a freshman competing in her first collegiate tournament.

Second, she is competing against players from four-year schools with the exception of Rend Lake.

Third, she is tied for fifth place overall out of more than 65 golfers from 13 different schools.

"I thought the way Adrian managed a very good course today was phenomenal," said JALC head coach Bill Glenn. "Most all of her tee shots were in the fairway. She got up and down the greens. She stuck to her game plan and kept her emotions in check. I was very impressed with her play."

As a team, Logan posted a 343, good for 10th place. The Vols trail University of Missouri-St. Louis (302), Ohio Dominican, Lewis, Southern Indiana, Quincy, Bellarmine, Drury, Brescia and Maryville.

Rend Lake, St. Joseph and University of Indiana East trail Logan.

Freshman Reagan Keepes of Mount Carmel had Logan's second best score Sunday with an 88. Sophomores Kirsten Faulkner of Massac County and Chelsea Capel of Marion followed at 89. Payton Choate of Trico notched a round of 100. Her score did not count toward the team score.

"Overall, I'm very pleased for a first outing of the season," Glenn said. "I couldn't have expected much better."

The second and final round of the tourney gets under way with a shotgun start at 8:30 today.